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Mon May 27, 2013, 12:49 PM

43. Many of the common conspiracy theories you hear are recycled John Birch Society nonsense

 

or are modern offshoots.

The whole UN, one world government, black helicopters, FEMA Camps, Bilderberg, Rothschild, Council for Foreign Relations, Flouride stuff are all things the John Birch Society has been trying to peddle since 1958. Chemtrails, Haarp, Anti-Vax are just more modern offshoots of that.

It's taken the JBS 50 years but by continuing to repeat the same garbage and adding some modern twists, they have gotten a small following for those conspiracies. Alex Jones and his radio show and the infowars site peddles this stuff and he has a significant base of followers.

That group will fold any major event into their conspiracies. Any weather or tectonic event is HAARP. Any terrorist or military event is a False Flag, etc.

When we talk about conspiracy theories, I think we have to put the above in a different class. This is simply garbage that the JBS has been pushing for a long time.

As far as non-JBS conspiracy theories, I will always default to wanting to see proof.

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